Black Friday Travel Deals

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Happy Thanksgiving, again!  I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time with family, turkey, and more.  Leftovers are still in the fridge, but otherwise the extended family has left, the kid is passed out on the couch, and now it is time to switch gears to the deal hunting (and Christmas decorating) portion of the week – at least at my house.  I did a post on some deals I knew were coming a few days ago, but I’m adding those deals to some newer ones that have surfaced all to this post.  I’ll also continue to post and Tweet (@mommy_points) some of the deals I think are interesting as I come across them.  Please share the ones you find as well!

  • Shockingly, there are currently some actually decent merchandise redemptions available using United miles via their own version of a “Black Friday” sale.  Redemption rates are better for elites, but an example in my account is 23,100 miles for a Tumi Alpha Continental Carry-On bag that is on Amazon.com currently for $595.  If you were going to buy the bag at close to that price anyway, that is about 2.5 cents per point which is pretty good.  There were a few other things like Michael Kors purses available at a similar redemption rate thanks to this sale.  I’m still not a buyer, but I can see how a few others might be.

United Miles Sale

Black Friday Hotels

Have you found any Black Friday travel related deals that look good to you?  Check back here in the morning for a chance to win some big gift cards from Marriott!

Comments

  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Summer! I am on the west coast and we have yet to enjoy our dinner but we will leave soon for a friend’s home with our contributions to the meal in hand. Glad your holiday has been good.

    Thanks for the head’s up on the Philly deal. I followed the link and sadly it doesn’t say how far off in the future one can book stays. If you see that anywhere, please pass it along. We have a wedding in Philly in Sept and I’d buy it for sure if I could use it then.

    Meanwhile, enjoy the rest of your evening!

  2. What is the fee for purchasing a $200 gift card at officemax? Is it $20 off or $20 store credit.

    Debating whether to head over and purchase one, than use it for Black Friday deal I am getting on new tires.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving Summer. I spent my holiday with my family. We had a hybrid American and Chinese style Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and duck. My mom is also into the points game now, and used credit card bonuses to build up points which she used for airfare and hotel benefits.

    Thanks for the heads up on the hotels.com deal. I’d be interested in seeing what hotels are going for $1.

  4. Don’t bother with the Hotels.com sale.. it’s a handful of one and two star hotels in places that nobody wants to be for the most part.

  5. @andrew, I have two Office Maxes in easy driving distance here and have gone to both twice (on different shifts) for the gift cards now. You pay $180 plus the $6.95 activation fee, or a total of $186.95, and walk out of the store with a $200 gift card.

    For each transaction I’ll earn 934 UR points and $13.04 cash value.

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